OnRamp to Charlotte Online expands transfer options

OnRamp to Charlotte Online expands transfer options
Monday, February 19, 2024

UNC Charlotte and Stanly Community College have joined forces to pioneer the inaugural OnRamp to Charlotte Online agreement, a partnership tailored to support working adult students seeking a flexible online pathway from associate degree to bachelor’s degree.

This collaboration builds upon the foundation of the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, facilitating seamless information exchange between institutions. It aims to provide students with dedicated enrollment coaching and advising across a selection of programs offered by both colleges.

“Juggling work, family and studies, working adults seeking their bachelor’s degree face unique challenges,” said Asher Haines, associate provost of UNC Charlotte's School of Professional Studies. “By offering nationally ranked online programs with personalized advising and accelerated pathways at an incredible value, UNC Charlotte and Stanly Community College are paving the way for busy adults to achieve their goals, one flexible step at a time.”

OnRamp to Charlotte Online bridges the gap for both Stanly Community College students seeking an online bachelor’s degree at UNC Charlotte and future UNC Charlotte applicants who may need prerequisite credit. It provides a smooth progression for current students and tailored support for prospective ones, ensuring a seamless pathway to a UNC Charlotte degree.

“Many adult learners may not realize that an associate degree can be a powerful springboard to a four-year university,” said John Bowman, program head of University Transfer and English Department head at Stanly Community College. “Our innovative OnRamp to Charlotte Online program makes it even easier by guaranteeing a smooth credit transfer, helping adults save time and money. Stanly’s online environment is specifically designed for busy adults, providing flexible access and personalized support.”

UNC Charlotte anticipates expanding OnRamp to Charlotte to include other North Carolina community colleges. 

For three consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked UNC Charlotte in the top 10 in the nation for its online bachelor's programs for working adults. UNC Charlotte — through innovative partnerships including 49erNext — is the top destination for North Carolina community college transfer students.